Impact of Recess Interventions on Children’s Physical Activity- A Meta Analysis

  • American Journal of Health Promotion
  • January 2, 2014

Heather E Erwin PhD, Melinda Ickes PhD, Soyeon Ahn PhD, Alicia Fedewa PhD

Recess interventions can improve youth physical activity levels, even when controlling for other variables. According to this meta analysis, playtime/recess can contribute between 5% and 40% of children recommended physical activity. Results from this study reinforce the importance of schools in advocating for recess during the school day.


American Journal of Health Promotion